WREZ Generation and Transmission Model Update 3.0

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) is pleased to announce the release of the Western Renewable Energy Zone (WREZ) Generation and Transmission Model (WREZ Model) update. The WREZ Model is a spreadsheet tool that allows the user to create portfolios of generation resources in WREZ hubs, select transmission routes, and calculate the delivered cost of power to major load zones in the Western Interconnection. This tool was developed under the Western Renewable Energy Zone initiative by the Western Governors’ Association and the U.S. Department of Energy.

WIEB hosted webinars on September 25 and October 2 where the contractor Black & Veatch presented a summary of the WREZ model updates and gave demonstrations of utilization of the tool.